As the world slowly reopens, it feels like we’re finally wiping our eyes from our quarantine hibernation. Yes, we almost forgot what going out and socializing felt like, and as we readjust, maintaining our health is super important. Pro tip: it’s not just beef sticks that boost your immune system, but it’s beef sticks combined with a healthy lifestyle.
Eating healthy is crucial in keeping your immune system in prime condition. Not to harp on the nutritional triangle of Elementary school past, but any nutritious diet requires a fine dose of protein. We’re not just saying that because we’re meat snack freaks. Protein helps build and repair body tissue and fights infection, making it a crucial piece to a strong immune system. So, before you take off for your bi-weekly social distance hike, make sure you’re equipped with your fix of Real.
Whether you’ve dug up your Billy Blank VHS for some living room Tae Bo or discovered your new favorite jogging trail, we respect your hustle. Cultivating daily exercises is vital for both your mental and physical health as exercise helps relieve stress and strengthens your immune system. We know the living room now wears several new hats as both gym and office, but it’s still essential to make room in any way you can for physical activity. Here are a few at and around the home workouts we can share in helping you stay sane and healthy:
- 15-30 minute daily stretches.
- 30 minute-1 hour yoga session.
- 30 minute-1 hour of cardio:
- walk, hike, jog, bike, etc.
- 15-30 minute muscle building:
- Push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, curl-ups, etc.
There may be a lot that we’re currently uncertain of; however, we can be sure that a strong immune system is key in fighting off disease. While we can’t be fully in control of our immunity, we can control what we’re putting in our bodies and how we’re treating our bodies. Right now, it’s important that we practice self-care, and it’s the little things we do every day, like choosing Real over chips or stretching before we binge Netflix, that make it count.